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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
the improvements made to the site while also highlighting the benefits of the law. it's the start of a new campaign being launched by the white house and democrats to get more americans enrolled. the administration plans to hold an event every day until december 23rd, the enrollment deadline for coverage by january 1st. as politico puts it today the fresh push is an attempt to get back to the plan they wanted to pursue. whether or not the at mrgs has turned a corner, that remains to be seen but as of noon, this afternoon, the healthcare.gov twitter account reported more than 380,000 visits to the site today, on top of the 1 million visits to the site reported yesterday. the "washington post" reports the site processed 18,000 enrollments in the 24-hour period, more than double the previous numbers reported. >> we were very pleased to hear the advancements made to rectify the problems with the website as it pertains to -- let's not forget, it is not just about a website but providing affordable care for millions of americans. >> meanwhile, house speaker john boehner would not say if republicans would
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
the connecticut law demands that public records be released. these are public records defined by the statute therefore they've got to be released and the fact that the connecticut legislature post sandy hook changed the law and kept off-limits communications between first responders in a situation like this to the extent they were commenting on a homicide. but where the legislature hasn't protected this situation, the law says they've got to be handed over. >> michael, there are seven land line calls from inside the school at the time and they are expected to be released there. a part of what's going on as this community braces for the one-year anniversary on the 14th, the new school superintendent john reed sent a letter to parents in the district as well as staff and it said, i want you to have the opportunity to thirveg about steps, if any you may take to minimize media exposure for you and your family. i have not listened but i suspect it will be an emotional trigger. i remine confident by supporting one another with love and understanding we will continue to move forward as a school sys
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
, we may never satisfy the law's opponents, i think that's fair to say. some of them are rooting for this law to fail. it's not my opinion, by the way. they say it pretty explicitly. some have already convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evident. but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. look, i have always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. we will make it work. for all americans. >> and the president asked for help. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the were about the laws, about the benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you because it's working better now, and it's ju
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> i think he will in a more aggressive way than he has before. the law is working, it's benefiting some people, je yes, there have been problems but it's doing what he said sit would do. the second parts of the case -- the second part is thinking republicans have sabotaged the website and all the problems are because of the efforts of the republicans. martha: there are new questions launched at the white house. people trying to sign on and we are still getting error messages. >> reporter: people are going on and still getting error messages. >> you are confusing error message with cueing message which is an entirely different thing. >> reporter: the goal is to enroll more people. if they are still waiting -- >> i would point you to the fact that more people are visiting the site and able to effectively go from beginning to end when it comes to enrolling than was the case in october and november. martha: getting tougher and tougher in there. accord together white house those directed to a cue on the obamacare site will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirmin
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
of affordable health care is coming to people all across this country. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. about half a million people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> it is working. that's the fact. that's the fact republicans are hoping people won't discover. that's why the white house is holding events every day between now and just before christmas to highlight the law's benefits and push back against the right wing smears. tomorrow they'll focus on low cost preventive care. thursday, protecting people with pre-existing conditions. and friday, slowing down the growth of health care cost. polling on this law is always mixed. because of republicans' relentless attacking. but when people see what the law actually does, they like it. 81% support the provision to close the medicare doughnut hole. saving seniors on prescription drugs. 76% like letting young people or young adults stay on their parents' insu
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
the health care law. it's not enough to say they turned in their work sloppy. no, the screaming you hear now is liar, liar pants on fire. it's an escalation of the old refrain the president's not who he says he is. nobody knew him in school, went the donald trump rant. he's not from here. now comes the charge the president's health care law is not on the level. that the president didn't just fail to get it right the first time, he's a liar. and on benghazi, he's something else they say. howard fineman and sam stein are both with "the huffington post" and both msnbc contributors. ted cruz's trail buddy has taken it to new heights. during a hangout yesterday, the texas senator used the issues of benghazi and the affordable care act to accuse the president of something truly sinister. let's listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me that's one of the most aggravating thing about what's happening in washington these days. particularly about this administration. which is a lack of accountability. and the willingness to mislead people or provide them just d
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax increase. the various groups that score such votes treat user fees differently. as we are attempting to resolve budget differences, there's an opportunity to embrace more transportation resources through user fee mechanisms that will have broad national support and not inspire the same fierce philosophical debate that's plagued and paralyzed our deliberations for years. it has the added benefit of being the fastest way to put hundreds of thousands of people to work at family wage jobs to help boost our flagging economy. i strongly urge my colleagues to take a step back and look at this as a way to crack the code, to meet vast unmet needs of our constituents and stabilize a critical part of our budget. who knows? if we can find a way to thread this particular transportation funding needle, how many additional opportunities are there to solve problems going forward if we can address them? this is what it -- i think what it t
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
of hypocrisy is supposed to be a booster of the law. >> we are on that. not like mcconnell or boehner or pelosi. how will this be to selling young americans to buying into it? >> that is a big issue. mechanical issues to get the website working. but they have to get young healthy people to seen up. you force the older sicker people in. and you hear john boehner as a older gentlemen he has to pay more from the premiums, you need the younger healthier people to make it work. >> the math doesn't work without it either. >> new reports that some republican law makers are shifting obama care from repealing to repairing. it other republicans don't like that idea. ellison barber. great to it see you. tell us about the pivot that a handful of the republicans are making for repair as to repole. >> a couple of people in blue districts where they feel like they may be vulnerable throwing out the discussing repair. the vast republicans are not interested in repairing because there is so many things wrong with the law. it is not in their interest to switch to that. they are notting repole and replace to see
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it's going to be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successfu
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
-relations healthcare.gov. republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from democrats. numbers. the phone you can also post your comments on facebook.com/c-span and tweet us. times,ng to the new
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
else, i will go there. >> they enacted a law that would require retailers to pay employees at least $12.50 an hour and the mayor vetoed that. they hired the workers after receiving 23,000 applications. >> they are bringing jobs to the district of columbia and shopping opportunities. >> low, low prices today means low wages every day. >> outside no celebrating, but protests. people walking with signs. they think wal-mart's title offer low prices will be the death of local businesses. >> these stores we see going up and down georgia avenue will be going away. >> both the georgia avenue and h street stores will be open seven days a week from 6 clng aim to midnight. >> new information about a d.c. officer injured. since we brought you the breaking news from the trinidad neighborhood, we learned the officer was treat and released from the hospital and the suspect is dead. the officer exchanged gunfire with the man and both were hit. the officer is part of the gun recovery unit. the shooting happened on queens street near trinidad avenue. >> we are sorting through the facts and making sure we
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
, he focused on young people whose participation is crucial to the success of the law. >> i do remember what it is like being 27 or 28. and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that is what most people think. until they have something to worry about. but at that point often times it is too late. >> joining me now, senior fellow at media matters for america. eric, i think there is an interesting phenomenon where you have this twice a day, who were right about the website's problems out of the box for reasons determined by their ideological predispositions. >> and as you said, eventually time will catch up with them. because this is sort of reporting by anecdote, which is never a good way to do any kind of journalism. and the anecdote, as you reported, fell apart in about eight hours, spread to the right wing media and the main stream, the reason it jumped to the main stream is because it did fall apart so quickly. we have the republican conservative opposition to health care is basically based
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
if their family or they got sick. today the website is working well for the vast majority of users. this law is working, and will work into the future. my main message today is we're not going back. we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >>> back on offense. after two months of being battered by bad media mojo and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may ha
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
people. they came up, dare i say it, with health care exchanges which president obama put into law. they came up with revenue sharing to help stress state and local government. they're turning their own back on their own history. not just on liberal ideas. >> you know, congressman, a lot of people -- this was brought home when they realize you're talking about children. there was as i said this very arresting article in "the new york times" this morning front page that i read very early this morning. about this 11-year-old named sesani. and it brought to mind when the president was speaking on income inequality. he talked about children in poverty. listen. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own. that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> i mean, when we get to the point where children in no fault of their own are living in these situations and it's just discarded, that's troubling about the spiri
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
said it's not just the website, but the whole law. >> a statement from speaker boehner's office, stating there will be at least four more issues over obama care this week alone. we will see more argument on this. >> the supreme court denied an attempt to overturn the employee -- employer mandate portion of the affordable care act. thehallenge the portion of law requiring most employers who provide health insurance for workers. that portion of the law does not take effect until 2015. bikes we have an update on a breaking news story from the district. d.c. member -- >> we have an update on a breaking news story from the district. tc mayor vincent gray has signed petitions seeking reelection. the d.c. bureau chief sam ford spoke with the mayor. he joins us now with from the board of elections. >> after much speculation whether mayor vincent gray would speak -- seek reelection, the answer here at one judiciary square where the d.c. board of elections is located about two hours ago. mayor gray appeared here around 4:00 and signed for his positions to seek reelection for democratic ma
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
you. >>> coming up. the health care law is working, and republicans aren't. some new good numbers tonight on obama care. they're spending and sending the republicans over the cliff. this is a new one. >>> right-wingers are now declaring that it's unchristian to take care of the poor. claiming that jesus would not support programs like food stamps. you know i'll set them straight tonight with chapter and verse. stay with us. ♪ love... in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ [ male announcer ]
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
, because of the law, can't stay on their parents's plan. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents's plan a little bit longer. but at some point, say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you want to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high quality health insurance. and for most people under 30 it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. and there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. but what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization. you have an accident. you get an illness. and for young people to recognize that it is in their financial interest and their health interest to be able to get ongoing preventive care, to be able to get free contraception, and benefits that -- like mammograms that allow them to maintain their heating throughout their
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, it's starting to work. since the health care law went into effect two months ago, republicans have been on overdrive rooting for its failure. but after a rocky start, we're seeing huge improvements to the website and an end to the right wing's talking points. 100,000 americans chose insurance plans through the federal exchange in november. nearly four times as many people as signed up the month before. hundreds of thousands more getting coverage through the state-run programs. 91,000 people have signed up for insurance in new york. 98,000 enrolled in washington state. and nearly 80,000 in california. and 48,000 in kentucky. yes, there are problems with the website. but they're getting fixed. the site now works more than 90% of the time. it can handle 50,000 visitors at once. and 800,000 visits per day. according to the administration. and that's good. because the demand is staggering. just today 375,000 people visited healthcare.gov. these are real people who can finally get coverage. >> this weekend, some positive signs. >> everything w
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
-aged students because of the law can stay on their parents' plan and that may be the best deal for them. we've already insured about 3 million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer, but at some point let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you have a passion wanting to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. and there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. but what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization. you have an accident. you get an illness. and for young people to realize it's in their health interest to get ongoing preventive care, to be able to get free contraception, benefits like mammograms that allow them to maintain th
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. >> reporter: a defiant president obama tried to change the narrative on his botched rollout claiming healthcare.gov is turning the corner and benefits are kicking in as he unveiled another sales pitch that republicans are still not buying. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know obama care is still plagued with problems and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for conditioningal democrats nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vow $will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius looking on, the president declared this is a top second-term priority. >> if i have to
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
this wouldn't work. today is not a good day for the complainers league. it looks like the health care law is open for business. it looks like after all the misery love company types have had their say, a solid majority of the country wants the president's program to make it. the website, we're told, is working. as i said, what a bad day for those little trolls who live under the bridge. david corn is the washington bureau chief nor mother jones magazine and michael tomaski is with the daily beast. i want you to look at this poll and what people think about this. right now 55% of the country supports the idea of making it work. they want to keep it as it is, make it work. only 43% want to repeal it. another interesting number, a little more nuanced according to a current cnn orc poll. a majority of americans 53% said it was too soon to tell. saying it's not seen its day in court. not yet. keep in mind these polls were conducted before improvements to the law's website were announced over the weekend. so, david, there's good objective news and good perceptive news. totally 180 from the way
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
to faithfully execute the laws. dana milbank is with us right now. this was an impeachment hearing. time and again, the red hots on the far right blew the bugle for driving the president from office. >> what can you do. you got to go up there and you impeach him or you go up there and you just cut funds off. you shut everything down. >> if a president is ignoring entire categories of the law, whether it be immigration, marijuana, mandatory minimum, the aca, what is the remedy for the legislative branch. >> the next recourse, the word that we don't like to say. >> we've also talked about the i word, impeachment, which i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? is there anything else we can do? >> there's the guy. how, i think i'm watching buffalo bob and the peanut gallery. i'm too old not to remember that stuff. but let me ask you this. that guy, let's not forget his providence. he was the guy on this show not too long ago who said i will not say the president was legitimately elected president. i gave him three shots at that baby, and he would
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
's time to ensure our collective bargaining laws function as they're supposed to so unions have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and better wages for the middle class. it's time to pass the paycheck fairness act so women will have more tools to fight pay discrimination. it's time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers can't be fired for who they are or who they love. and even though we're bringing manufacturing jobs back to america, we're creating more good paying jobs in education and health care and business services. we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector. and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. [ applause ] this shouldn't be an ideological question. you know, it was adam smith, the father of
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
-aged students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan and that may be the best deal for them and we've already insured three million people. and your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little bit longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you're wanting to start a business and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high-quality health insurance and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost you less than your cell phone bill or your cable bill. less than 100 bucks. and, you know, there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. but what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization, you have an accident, you get an illness. and for young people to recognize that it is in their financial interests and their health interests to be able to get ongoing preventive care, to be able to get free
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
. the truth is that most college-age students, because of the law, can stay on their parents' plan. and that may be the best deal for them. we have already insured about 3 million people. ask your first job where you don't have full health insurance benefits may mean that you stay on your parents' plan a little longer. but at some point, let's say when you turn 26, if you're between jobs or you've got a passion, you want to start a business, and you're not going to have health insurance, this gives you the opportunity to get high-quality health insurance, and for most people under 30, it's probably going to cost less than your cell phone bill or cable bill. less than 100 bugs. and, you know there was a time when i looked healthy like these folks and thought i was never going to get sick. what you discover is that some tough stuff happens. you have a run of bad luck. you suddenly need hospitalization. you have an accident. you get an illness. and for young people to recognize that it is in their financial interest and their health interest to be able to get ongoing preventive care.
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
-span. treasury secretary jacob lew gave update on the dodd-frank regulation law. speaking at an event hosted by the pew charitable trust, secretary said the obama administration would press for more comprehensive global financial regulation in up coming g20 summit in australia. >> good morning everyone and thank you so much for joining us for this very special event. little housekeeping before i get started. please once secretary lew finish his remarks, stay seated. @&c"pe hosting this 76th secretary of the united states treasury jack lew. it has become a major influential voice on many of the toughest issues confronting society today. throughout 65 year history, pew has remain faithful to the guiding principle. tell the truth, and trust the people. be it healthcare, be it environment, economic mobility, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. of course almost two years ago, pew along with the c.f.a. institute cofounded the council. which sought to give voice to the people's interest. i'm particularly pleased secretary lew will be speaki
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
as the least productive in our american history. >> 55 bills have been signed into law. this is the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american penn. >> it's literally a do nothing congress. >> that's not fair. they are doing something. they are getting into the guinness book of world records and that's twice if you count john boehner's fingernails. >> good morning it's thursday, december 5th. the tree lit up last night. that was quite an event. wasn't it? >> kate and jack were watching last night. very exciting. >> good night. >> for a tree that they senselessly slaughtered. >> welcome to the show. we got contributor mike barnacle, also dragged involuntarily from his family. katty kay. and senior political editor for the white house and white house correspondent for "huffington post," sam stein. and katy, quite a bit of news today. >> apart from the tree. >> apart from the tree and apart from willie. a press conference in tallahassee today that may shake up college football. >> yeah. the superstar freshman quarterback for florida state
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
are concerned about their pensions being cut. state law doesn't matter anymore. state constitution, hell, that's out the window. that doesn't matter anymore. governor schneider basically is getting absolutely everything he wants. city assets will be privatized and city workers will be taking a huge cut on their pensions. now, this is the systematic destruction of an american city with a great tradition in this country. it's a government coup without the violence. and it is completely unjustified and unnecessary. in the coming days, you're going to hear a lot from folks in the media saying stuff like this. >> this is a one-party state, to be totally clear, right? there is no political diversity of any kind in detroit. >> certainly in the city of detroit. they haven't had a republican mayor in 250 50 years. >> detroit is not an example of the failure of gop economic policies. it's been run by the democrats for 60 years. >> a level of corruption and democrat rule, throw money at the problem oh, we're going to just do whatever the unions say. that's what led to the downfall of detroit. >> entitle
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
-- as the affordable care act has become law and is a real thing in people's lives, brian made this point. when there are people who have signed up on the aca website and have actual health insurance the zeal for repeal will be greatly diminished because it will be taking away health care from people who now have it. >> you would think that, but that would make you living in a reality-based reality, and that's not -- look, here is the thing. the republicans had a gift for the last month or so, because they could take -- first of all, they were in the political dumpster after the shutdown. they were also in the doldrums, they had no other thing to offer. repeal and then what. all these things in the affordable care act people liked, kids staying on their parents plans loeg longer, getting rid of bars for pre-existing conditions, they only make sense if you have an individual mandate. republicans know that's why they invented the individual mandate. now all of a sudden they have this gift. they can attack the website and impugn the whole policy because the website didn't work. suddenly they can't
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
the president's health care law. with that the president will defend his signature achievement in a speech at 2:30 eastern. joining me georgetown university professor eric dyson, salon's editor-at-large joan walsh, "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, former democratic congressman harold ford, jr. joining us from washington nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert. luke, i can't believe i'm saying the words government shut down and debt ceiling debacle once again, my friend. what are the chances that the two waring sides get together to pass a budget deal in the next two weeks? >> well, you'd think it would be good after what happened to congress's approval during the last shutdown fight and argument, especially for house republicans. but as of right now it doesn't necessarily have a very rosey outlook. there's been all this talk that paul ryan, the republican from wisconsin and patty murray, democrat from washington chairing this conference committee will figure out some way to lessen the impact of the sequester. as far as a wide reaching grand bargain, that's not going to happe
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
of stories i hear when talking to americans, who every day remind us that we enact this law in the first place not only to offer good health insurance for america, but to -- it is about not only health care, it is about the good health of all americans. we have had a busy day so far. that is why we are coming in now. democrats held a hearing on the impending expiration of a lifeline that many americans depend on, unemployment insurance. the ranking member of the ways and means committee has been championing this issue every day for a very long time. we had witnesses that spoke passionately to the shared stories of the 1.3 million americans who will be cutoff from federal unemployment compensation right in the middle of the holidays. of thousands of americans who rely on these benefits will lose them. up to 2 million children can be impacted by the loss of these benefits. 1.9 million more americans will lose their benefits in the first half of next year. it is essential that we extend benefits. unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way.
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
an impact and whether we'll see that in the fourth quarter? >> it's a big debate. anecdotally my brother-in-law is a realtor in the washington, d.c. aemplt his business all but dried up, then, boom, had a number of deals when the government went back to work. to him it was clear everybody froze up. there is a debate whether or not that will be the case. the sequester that's a big story, longer turmoil. generally the belief that most of the shutdown will be recouped as workers are paid in arrears. that buildup like my own brother-in-law saw. the sequester seen the longer it goes on, the bigger the impact will be. simply due to math. you're pulling money out of the system. that money would have gone somewhere. it's not going to federal employees and their pay and defense contractors and whoever else might be impacted. it is a big debate. is there a consensus? no. i think hopefully we'll get one in the next few months as we start to understand it greater. >> there is a possible deal we're all hearing about between patty murray and paul ryan to stop the next tranche of the sequester from kicking in
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
a farm bill. i mean if a farm bill does not pass soon, it reverts to 9035 law, which increases milk prices. so you've got all these different things in play right now and congress should stay in town. they should absolutely not leave until we work this out. but there is a way to do it. >> so expand the discussion significantly beyond paul ryan and patty murray? >> well, for example, the savings in the agriculture bill by eliminating some of these excessive subsidies which have no good purpose could be used to help offset some of the things in the budget negotiation instead of trying to stick it to federal employees or stick it to other groups. you could use some of those savings. that's just one example of how these things are interrelated and how you can move forward. >> maryland congressman chris van hallen, thanks so much. it's good to see you. >> thank you, you too. >>> coming up, the life of a lawmaker. >> it is really an ordeal to be in public life sometimes. >> is winning elections worth the ordeal? and how do you fend off the attacks? we'll ask our strategists coming up. and
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
improve the new law. >> we have asked and we haven't heard a word. my phone number in the office is 225-4510. reporter: harry reid is exempting some of his top unrolling some of his staff as well. lou: thank you, those in attendance being described as the president missionaries for obamacare. which means that this administration now has missionaries and navigators and a tax hour and a grassroots army organizing for action, all pushing obamacare. they certainly have their work cut out for them. twenty-one of 36 states now have embraced the president's so-called fix for obamacare to the almost 5 million people whose coverage has been canceled by insurance companies. senator harry reid is offering to exempt his staff from buying insurance through the laws of exchanges and the other three congressional leaders include john boehner,, nancy pelosi, and mitch mcconnell, and they all have told their staff to join the exchange. on wall street today, stocks in the dow jones down and the nasdaq up a fraction. european regulators fined six financial institutions, a record 2.3 billion, for conspirin
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
, whether they be law enforcement actions or actions government to government, some type of civil sanctions, et cetera, until that happens, this continues unfetered. >> very briefly, if you would, when he was cia director, leon panetta told me the one thing that kept him up at night were fears of a cyberattack. is this related at all to that? >> it is in that it really highlights the fragility of our infrastructure and the fact that nothing is really safe. what secretary panetta had said, mr. panetta had said regarding the infrastructure, is something we talked about for a long time both in and out of government, is the potential for adversaries to access electric power grid, water, sewer, transportation, communications, and look to have an impact on this country similar to the way they did by flying planes into buildings ten years ago, 11 years ago. there are adversaries who are looking to do that and this type of attack really just highlights the concern we should have about the fact that the infrastructure itself is insecure and we need to be taking stronger action to be much more vigila
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
political issues, and focus on the advantages of the law. we've been talking about that. i talked about the improvements in health care costs, the reduction in the growth health care cost that we've seen since the pass of the affordable care the affordable care act ensures no one with the pre-existing condition can be denied insurance. already a long time now for the children with pre-existing conditions have not been denied, have not been able to be denied coverage. we're focused on delivering the benefits. we know from similar data that breaks down what people say they care nd want in health benefits are e broadly supported. the the resilience of american people, even when they're trying to get insurance, when we, because of the troubles we caused with the site, it was incumbent on us to fix. they're still there demonstrating in high volume the fact that they believe that this and want ng they need and want to learn more about. we're focused on delivering the benefits to them. we'll see down the road how the affordable care act and the benefits it provides. we'll get about the busines
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